Healthy Healing: The Patient

Six rules every patient should follow.

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(6) edithstal, September 8, 2008 12:51 AM

truwting your doctor is very impaotant for the comfort of the patient

to often we stick with the same person or thing because we fell trapped. somtimes we tend ot put people on pedastools ane we get diissapointed.we need to be honest with ourselves otherwise ther isnt a godd recovery!

(5) Anonymous, September 7, 2008 9:36 PM

Who rules

Doctor and patients are under control of intangible power of the third force- insurance companies, which conduct this ball. Address them the question “How we all can have better care.” And don’t forget Pharmacological conglomerates that play the first violin there.

(4) Anonymous, September 3, 2008 4:29 AM

Excellent Advice

Thank you for your excellent advice! It is so important for patients and doctors to work together. I once heard Rav Soloveitchik z"l say to someoe who said they had "faith" in their doctor. He said,to paraphrase, no have faith in Hashem, but be sure you have confidence in your Doctor. Thank you again. Best wishes for a K'sivah V'chasimah Tova.

(3) miriam, September 2, 2008 8:06 AM

waiting office rules

Let's not forget about the kids who are waiting with their mom. They tend to mess up the waiting area either with food or toys that the Dr's office supplies. In your house you wouldn't let wrappers on the floor or books thrown all over the room. Clean up after your kids.

(2) chavi, September 1, 2008 9:13 AM

A patient certainly should always follow a doctor's instructions, but those instructions are not always made clear. Not every patient is accompanied be a family member or friend. Patients are generally too overwhelmed to be able to remember oral instructions, and even a family member or friend may not remember everything. I think it is the responsibility of every doctor to present instructions to the patient in written form, too. Also, I think doctors need to inform the patient what can be expected as a result of treatment/following instructions so that the patient will have a better sense of whether there is a problem that needs to be brought to the doctor's attention, or if the new, disturbing symptom is normal and expected. (This is especially true after surgery.)

(1) Rosen, August 31, 2008 6:55 AM

doctor's knowledge and patient's disclosure

It's probably fair to say that the doctor doesn't know a patient more than he/she knows themselves. While being courteous to the doctor's staff can be a must, I would imagine that there are going to be some posting messages who disagree because they feel that they are waiting too long or have issues with certain, high bill payments. Still, this is another thing to think about. Good follow-up from last week.


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